As I said before, the only other thing I don't understand is using a shock leader. I understand the concept of using a mono leader to cushion the force of casting a heavy feeder to avoid breaking the none stretching braid, but then why would you tie a hooklink to the shock leader thus adding another knot to your rig? If I were to use braided mainline for feeder fishing and did decide to use a mono shock leader, personally I would use 12 ish feet of 8lb mono for a shock leader and also make that my hooklink. Or I would do the same with fluorocarbon instead of mono.Ive had the same 0.8PE braid on my feeder reels for about the past 4 years. Depends where you’re fishing, but bream and roach fishing on the lakes and reservoirs I fish (and many others i’m certain), abrasion resistance really isn’t a huge requirement like it is for lure fishing - where I’d totally agree with you. The benefits of no stretch and more importantly, more suppleness/easier distance and completely adequate abrasion resistance means braid really has no down side for feeder fishing when it’s allowed. That said, I don’t use it Fishing less than about 25m, just because because bites can almost be tooo positive if anything.